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November 16, 2016

It’s how you splice it: scientists discover possible origin of musc...

The basic biological process called alternative splicing proves vital in making sure important muscle cell proteins switch from their fetal forms to their adult forms. Not doing so could lead to muscle defects and disorders.

Cardiology, Genetics, Vascular Health

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Nigel Mackman

June 2, 2016

Duke/UNC Team Testing New Strategies to Prevent Clotting in Patient...

CTSA collaborative funding award supports mouse-model research. Nigel Mackman, PhD, of UNC, and Rebekah White, MD, of Duke are leading the effort.

Cancer, Collaboration

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Jonathan Schisler

April 5, 2016

New clues in the quest to prevent clogged arteries

UNC School of Medicine researchers have found a protein that appears to protect against coronary artery disease in older people with surprisingly clear arteries.

Studies, Vascular Health

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Li Qian

March 3, 2016

‘Broken’ heart breakthrough: researchers reprogram cells to better ...

UNC School of Medicine scientists overcame a significant barrier to convert scar-making fibroblasts into living, beating cardiomyocytes.

Cardiology, Genetics, Heart Health

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February 8, 2016

Scientists elucidate genetic underpinnings of congenital heart disease

Led by scientists at the UNC School of Medicine, the five-year multi-lab effort lays the groundwork for developing treatments.

Cardiology, Genetics

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Wolfgang Bergmeier

February 23, 2015

Scientists find a key protein that allows Plavix to conquer platelets

The findings could lead to more personalized approaches to controlling platelet activity during heart attacks and other vascular emergencies and diseases. Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, member of the McAllister Heart Institute at UNC, is senior author of the paper.

Cardiology, Studies, Vascular Health

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Dr. George A. “Rick” Stouffer

November 17, 2014

High mortality associated with STEMI heart attacks that occur in ho...

A new study by UNC researchers confirms their surprising earlier finding: Patients who suffer a STEMI heart attack while while in the hospital for something else are more likely to die than patients who have the same type of heart attack outside the hospital.

Studies

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September 8, 2014

Popular cancer drug target implicated in cardiovascular defects

Research led by UNC’s Kathleen Caron, PhD, shows that halting the protein CXCR7 leads to over activation of adrenomedullin, a hormone needed at proper levels for normal cardiovascular development

Cancer, Cardiology, Treatment

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